Drug testing the unemployed before they receive federal assistance may remain unconstitutional in the eyes of the oppositions. But for Gov. Rick Perry it is an effort that will help prepare laid-off workers for future job opportunities.
On June 14, Gov. Perry signed into law Senate Bill 21 which authorizes mandatory drug screening [...]
Last month, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law HB 1782 and HB 1783 to address the state’s growing problem of prescription drug abuse. But even though the legislations were backed by good intentions some lawmakers think they’re not enough to combat the problem.
It wasn’t too long ago when synthetic drugs began invading the shelves of some convenient stores and gasoline stations in New Zealand, but already, they are posing a major concern among employers. What makes them even harder to resolve is the fact that manufacturers keep on introducing new versions each time the government bans a [...]
The Jamaica Anti-doping Commission (JADCO) received a staggering 16 million Jamaican dollar to be used for this year’s competition testing and public education programs.
Since last year, the government has increased the funding support to JADCO to ensure the integrity of Jamaica’s anti-doping system, the Business Standard reports.
“We will [...]
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to accept Gov. Rick Scott’s argument that all government workers should submit themselves to a random drug test.
The Texas Legislature approved on Saturday a bill that requires unemployment applicants to undergo a drug test if they want to continue receiving federal benefits.
According to The Daily Caller, laid off workers who are applying for unemployment benefits will be required to answer a state questionnaire which will determine [...]
The 2012 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Annual Report released this month showed 60 percent of arrestees in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; New York, NY; and Sacramento, CA are drug users. Through urine drug tests, it was found that marijuana was the most commonly abused substance among arrestees, followed by methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. [...]
The Bangor Area School Board in eastern Pennsylvania agreed on Monday that all school employees should be subject to random drug testing.
Currently, the school district performs random drug test to all Act 93 employees, such as superintendent, assistant superintendent and other administrators. But now the board wants to include all teachers and [...]
Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma, approved on Wednesday a legislation that allows drug testing students.
Prensa Latina reports that the new law, which will take effect 6 months after publication, defines the drug testing procedure in two stages — the first is a socio-psychological exam and the second is [...]
The Maryland Heights police department is launching a new drug abuse prevention program that targets teens living and studying within city limits.
Beginning May 21, parents can book an appointment with the Maryland Heights Government Center, where the police department is located, if they want their children drug tested. The program is free [...]
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